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Latin Name: Citrus deliciosa Tenore (C. reticulata Blanco) var. Pongan, fam. Rutaceae 

Part of Plant: peel

Country of Origin: Italy

Method of Production: Cold pressed


Citrus reticulata Blanco, also known as Citrus nobilis and most commonly Mandarin, is a small, usually thorny citrus tree that has been cultivated in China for thousands of years.  A member of the Rutaceae botanical family, it is said that the common Mandarin has the botanical name of Citrus reticulata while Citrus deliciosa refers to the more recent Mediteranean Mandarin.  It also has fruit that looks similar to oranges but is smaller and easier to peel making it a popular snack for children.   


Mandarin essential oil has a bright, uplifting citrus aroma that blends well with other citrus, wood, and floral oils.  Popular for its use as a top note in perfumery for both men’s and women's fragrances, it is also a favorite with children.  Try blending with Lavender and Cedarwood for a relaxing after bath body oil.  It may assist with the appearance of skin when properly diluted and applied topically.  Consider blending with oils like Wild Orange, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Patchouli for a calming and uplifting diffuser blend. 


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided.  Should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably a refrigerator.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy



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